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A never released Oliver Twins game for the NES, a limited run of a new 'old' game.
A never released Oliver Twins game for the NES, a limited run of a new 'old' game.
601 backers pledged £28,943 to help bring this project to life.

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** Philip and Andrew's share of the proceeds from this game will be donated to Special Effect - you can visit their website HERE **

Introduction

The Oliver twins were profilic coders back in the day creating games for many platforms including the NES. Their most iconic games, of course, are those that included Dizzy as the main character. The Twins did now and again experiment with new franchises and Dreamworld Pogie for the NES was one of them.


The game was never released by Codemasters at the time (some 24 years ago) - the full story of why can be found in 'The Story of the Oliver Twins' book publication that is a perk on this very Kickstarter.

The Game

As can be seen from the screens below the game is a colourful sideways arcade adventure where collecting stars is the name of the game.

 

 

The Kickstarter

The source for this game was found by Philip in his attic and with the help of Andrew Joseph and Lukasz Kur, and yourself and this Kickstarter, we will be able to bring you the game, faithfully boxed and packaged with a NES cartridge, poster and instruction booklet just like it would have been in the early 90s if you had bought the game in in your favourite store.

The game will come in PAL A, PAL B or NTSC - when the questionairre at the end of the campaign is sent out, you can make your choice.

Here is how the front and back of the NES game box will look:

The instruction booklet and cart:

Here is a picture of Philip playing the game on his PAL NES :

The Perks

Signed paperback and hardback versions of 'The Story of the Oliver Twins'. The perk will be signed by Philip and Andrew.

 Signed A3 Pogie and Wonderland Dizzy posters :

 

 Pogie Mugs and Mouse Matts :

 

Update #1:

To celebrate reaching our goal in only few days, we offer you a chance to snatch a special treat-Limited edition cartridges!

Limited edition cartridges are same as "BOXEDGAMESIGNED" but will be customised to hold your personal name in hi-score list(see FAQ for restrictions details) and have your cart number on hi-score screen!

 What are you waiting for? Snatch it before we run out-only 25 of these are available!

Update #2:

To celebrate breaking barrier of £11,000, we present you a new perk.

A Duo pack of both DreamWorld Pogie and a brand new homebrew game, FamiDepth!

Sit down, take control of naval ship and destroy enemy ships that endangers ocean waters!  

FamiDepth is an arcade game crafted over the years by passionate team of people.

Grab your friend and test your skills in 2 player co-op mode! Experience fierce battles, drama and your own limits in this gem of a game. This limited version of game will never be put to sale again(normal versions still might happen)

Note: In this limited version, you can have a custom 20 letters message and your name in Hi-scores.

A short gameplay video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSHa9icHOwk

You can play the game here:

http://emunes.pl/famidepth/

 

Risks and challenges

Risks and challenges

The aim is to release the game in February of 2017 - with the experience of producing 'The History of Ocean Software' and 'The story of US Gold' and the series of ZX Spectrum books produced, the task of producing this game to time, quality and budget should not be an issue.

The task of creating tha physical game will be costly - the cost primarily represents the creation of the cartridge, pcb, box, instructions and poster. We aim to produce 200 games in total - I need therefore to ensure we raise sufficient funds to produce these games and that they can be be sent out to those who bid in the UK for free.

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    CARTRIDGE

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    SIGNEDCARTRIDGE

    The cartridge signed by Philip and Andrew Oliver.

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    BOXEDGAME

    The full boxed game - with NES cartridge (PAL A or PAL-B or NTSC). The game comes with poster and instruction booklet.

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    BOXEDGAMESIGNED & PB BOOK

    The full boxed game - with NES cartridge (PAL A or PAL-B or NTSC). The game comes with poster and instruction booklet. The cart and box signed by Philip and Andrew. Also includes a signed paperback version of 'The Story of the Oliver Twins'.

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    LIMITED EDITION OF BOXEDGAMESIGNED

    The full boxed game - with NES cartridge (PAL A or PAL-B or NTSC). The game comes with poster and instruction booklet. The cart and box signed by Philip and Andrew. As well as personalized name in hi-score and cart number displayed.

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    BOXEDGAMESIGNED & HB BOOK

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    Duo Pack

    The full boxed and limited Pogie game(signed by The Oliver Twins) as well as full boxed limited edition of FamiDepth homebrew.

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- (30 days)